Announcements

SAMSA Book Award

The South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMSA) is pleased to announce its Inaugural SAMSA Book Award.

Recipient of the Inaugural SAMSA Book Award

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs’ In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi’ism between Pakistan and the Middle East

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs’ In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi’ism between Pakistan and the Middle East (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) examines the production of Shi’i religious authority and political power in Pakistan while taking a transregional approach connecting it to India, Iran, and Iraq. The vibrant networks of authority, interpretation, and sectarian identification make up something called the “Shi’a world” in Fuchs’ finely researched and prodigiously footnoted book.

Honorable Mention

Katherine Lemons’ Divorcing Traditions: Islamic Marriage Law and the Making of Indian Secularism

Katherine Lemons’ book Divorcing Traditions: Islamic Marriage Law and the Making of Indian Secularism (Cornell University Press, 2019) examines multiple sites, such as the sharia courts, women’s arbitration centers, and the Indian legal system to explore the relationship between Islamic law, religion and gender justice.  

Job Listings

Job Announcements

The University of Houston seeks a mid-career scholar from the social sciences to serve as Director of India Studies. More here…

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in South Asian studies with specialization in Islamicate cultures. More here…

The Department of History at Middle Tennessee State University seeks application for tenure-track faculty position in the history of South Asia at the rank of assistant/associate professor. More here…

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 25, 2019. More here…

The Department of History at Middle Tennessee State University seeks application for tenure-track faculty position in the history of South Asia at the rank of assistant/associate professor. More here…

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 25, 2019. More here…

The Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University invites applicants for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2020 from candidates who specialize in religions in Asia (including Central, South, East, and South East Asia). For full consideration, apply by November 15. More here…

The Department of History at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track appointment in modern Asian history at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 16, 2020. Area of specialization is open (East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, transregional/transnational). Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. More here…

The Department of Religious Studies in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Religions of South Asia. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2019. More here…

Fellowships

Fellowship Opportunities

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Deadline: July 1, 2020. More here… Postdoc position at Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies. Deadline: November 4, 2019. More here…

The Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Deadline: January 29, 2020 (Graduate students) & February 5, 2020 (undergraduate students). More here…

Apply for PhD (up to 10) Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies to begin on October 1, 2020. Deadline: October 7, 2019. More here…

CFPs/CFAs

Call for Papers / Call for Applications

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) are now accepting proposals for the 2020 AAS-in-Asia conference, to be held June 29-July 1, 2020 in Kobe, Japan. More here…

26th European Conference on South Asian, Vienna, Austria, July 29-Aug 1, 2020 invites you to submit paper proposals for one of the 53 panels selected by its Academic Committee. The paper submission will be open until November 17, 2019 (midnight GMT). More here…

Upcoming Conferences

Conference/Event Announcements

AAS Annual Conference, March 19-22, 2020, Boston, MA. More here…

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